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Kiroro Ski Resort

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Kiroro Resort

5 STAR BY NATURE

Kiroro, one of Japan’s fastest growing, most exciting powder ski destinations is situated in south-west Hokkaido, approximately 90 minutes from New Chitose airport and 60 minutes from central Sapporo.

Kiroro is part of Hokkaido’s ‘powder triangle’, a 45 minute loop that includes Niseko, Rusutsu and Kiroro. A winter destination with five star snow and five star amenities, Kiroro has ski terrain to entertain first time skiers, experienced powder hounds and everybody in between. 

Kiroro is a distinctly Japanese ski resort which, de-spite the development of world-class resort tourism infrastructure, has retained its Japanese identity.

When you mention Hokkaido to someone from the main cities of Japan, the first thought that springs to their mind is not the snow, it’s the food. Hokkaido is considered the bread basket of Japan. Its cold winters and mild summers combine to create rich pastures perfect for farming livestock, dairy and vegetables. Its waters are also known as some of the best in Japan for catching fresh fish, so the seafood in Hokkaido is widely considered Japan’s best. Kiroro, with over 15 restaurants operating year-round, serves as a great base for your Hokkaido culinary adventure. 

Summers in Kiroro are incredibly underrated. Sunny, green and mild, Kiroro’s summer guests are treated to white-knuckle adrenaline by way of mountain biking, rafting and SUP’ing; lazy days on the many champi-onship standard golf courses in the area; and Japan’s most breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery. 

 

Perfect for any group type, be it a family, group of friends, a couple or even a business trip, Kiroro has ski schools, day care, on mountain restaurants and so much more to make your holiday a once-in-a-lifetime memory.  

Local Highlights

Otaru

One of Japan’s most stunning portside towns is just 30 minutes from Kiroro. An old canal lined with Victorian-style candle lamps runs by the cities edge, and, while no longer in use, has remained intact as a memory of a time when Otaru was Hokkaido’s trading, financial and business center. Authentic food experiences abound in Otaru and each February, the city plays host to the picture-perfect and oh-so-romantic Snow Light Path Festival, where hundreds of candlelit lanterns are set adrift down the canal.

Shakotan Peninsula

In Japan, ‘Shakotan Blue’ is a commonly referred to colour shade in the nation’s palette. Visit Cape Kamui on Kiroro’s nearby Shakotan Peninsula, gaze at the crystal clear waters, and you’ll soon see why. This breathtaking cape juts out into the Sea of Japan, marking the corner point of southwest Hokkaido and is quickly becoming one of the country’s most Instagram-ed photo points. The opportunity to taste freshly caught, seasonal uni (sea urchin) and ikura (red caviar) in summer makes this a popular destination for a day trip all year round.

The Nikka Whisky Distillery – Yoichi

A mecca for whisky lovers, the Nikka Whisky Distillery is a mere 40 minute drive from Kiroro, in the lovely coastal town of Yoichi. Half museum, half operational distillery (with a gift shop and free tasting area thrown in for good measure), the distillery has become incredibly popular since Nikka burst on to the global whisky scene with a number of award wins over recent years. The story of how Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, founded the business (in partnership with his Scottish wife) and chose south-western Hokkaido as the perfect location for him to develop the world’s best whisky is fascinating and is an excursion simply not-to-be-missed when visiting Kiroro.

5 STAR BY NATURE

Kiroro, one of Japan’s fastest growing, most exciting powder ski destinations is situated in south-west Hokkaido, approximately 90 minutes from New Chitose airport and 60 minutes from central Sapporo.

Kiroro is part of Hokkaido’s ‘powder triangle’, a 45 minute loop that includes Niseko, Rusutsu and Kiroro. A winter destination with five star snow and five star amenities, Kiroro has ski terrain to entertain first time skiers, experienced powder hounds and everybody in between. 

Kiroro is a distinctly Japanese ski resort which, de-spite the development of world-class resort tourism infrastructure, has retained its Japanese identity.

When you mention Hokkaido to someone from the main cities of Japan, the first thought that springs to their mind is not the snow, it’s the food. Hokkaido is considered the bread basket of Japan. Its cold winters and mild summers combine to create rich pastures perfect for farming livestock, dairy and vegetables. Its waters are also known as some of the best in Japan for catching fresh fish, so the seafood in Hokkaido is widely considered Japan’s best. Kiroro, with over 15 restaurants operating year-round, serves as a great base for your Hokkaido culinary adventure. 

Summers in Kiroro are incredibly underrated. Sunny, green and mild, Kiroro’s summer guests are treated to white-knuckle adrenaline by way of mountain biking, rafting and SUP’ing; lazy days on the many champi-onship standard golf courses in the area; and Japan’s most breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery. 

Perfect for any group type, be it a family, group of friends, a couple or even a business trip, Kiroro has ski schools, day care, on mountain restaurants and so much more to make your holiday a once-in-a-lifetime memory.  

Local Highlights

Otaru

One of Japan’s most stunning portside towns is just 30 minutes from Kiroro. An old canal lined with Victorian-style candle lamps runs by the cities edge, and, while no longer in use, has remained intact as a memory of a time when Otaru was Hokkaido’s trading, financial and business center. Authentic food experiences abound in Otaru and each February, the city plays host to the picture-perfect and oh-so-romantic Snow Light Path Festival, where hundreds of candlelit lanterns are set adrift down the canal.

Shakotan Peninsula

In Japan, ‘Shakotan Blue’ is a commonly referred to colour shade in the nation’s palette. Visit Cape Kamui on Kiroro’s nearby Shakotan Peninsula, gaze at the crystal clear waters, and you’ll soon see why. This breathtaking cape juts out into the Sea of Japan, marking the corner point of southwest Hokkaido and is quickly becoming one of the country’s most Instagram-ed photo points. The opportunity to taste freshly caught, seasonal uni (sea urchin) and ikura (red caviar) in summer makes this a popular destination for a day trip all year round.

The Nikka Whisky Distillery – Yoichi

A mecca for whisky lovers, the Nikka Whisky Distillery is a mere 40 minute drive from Kiroro, in the lovely coastal town of Yoichi. Half museum, half operational distillery (with a gift shop and free tasting area thrown in for good measure), the distillery has become incredibly popular since Nikka burst on to the global whisky scene with a number of award wins over recent years. The story of how Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, founded the business (in partnership with his Scottish wife) and chose south-western Hokkaido as the perfect location for him to develop the world’s best whisky is fascinating and is an excursion simply not-to-be-missed when visiting Kiroro.